What does FWIW mean in messages and online?

For what it's worth

FWIW is a common acronym people use when messaging, and online that means "for what it's worth." It is similar to saying, "In case you might like to know..." and people often send it before sharing their own opinion with someone.

For example, if your friend texts you how terrible her day has been, you might respond, "I'm sorry about your awful day. FWIW, I think you are the most amazing person!" Or, you might get into an argument with someone on Reddit about politics, so you comment, "FWIW, I don't think the whole party is corrupt, but your presidential candidate is."


FWIW, I think you made the right decision
Thanks. I go back and forth so it's good to hear that
FWIW tweet sharing about things learned from a son who's a chef
FWIW tweet sharing about things learned from a son who's a chef

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Updated July 10, 2023

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